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Engraving of Turner's "Cologne, from the River" Edward Goodall

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    Edward Goodall (1795 - 1870) (engraver)
    after Turner (Joseph Mallord William Turner) (1775 - 1851)
    Object type
    Material and technique
    engraving, with graphite alterations, on paper
    417 x 547 mm (plate); 490 x 651 mm (sheet)
    Associated place
    beneath the image, bottom left, engraved: Drawn by J M W Turner R A
    beneath the image, bottom right, engraved: Engraved by Edwd Goodall
    within the image, bottom left, in graphite (Turner): faint [?] out [?] [...]
    just to the left of the image, towards bottom, in graphite (Turner), three 'X's
    above the plate mark, left of centre, a graphite drawing, apparently of a shield bearing arms
    top right, in graphite: REF 151
    running in two lines along the bottom and then up the right-hand edge, in graphite (Turner): X a few vertical Lines like XX ... by the first [?] tower [...] along front [...] boat at [...] tower [...] long the [...] of wood excepting O | If you can clear or blend all the Sky between the Chuches marked / / / / / into one tone ['one tone' underlined] so much the better but avoid [...; underlined] it will spoil all there are a few [...] lines ||between the [sketch of a two-masted boat] boat and flying Bridge you have [?; 'you have' struck through] in[...]d for lights to be Burnished, but [...] they are too [...]

    Verso, the Ruskin School's stamp

    Presented by John Ruskin to the Ruskin Drawing School (University of Oxford), 1875; transferred from the Ruskin Drawing School to the Ashmolean Museum, c.1949.

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  • References in which this object is cited include:


    Ruskin, John, Catalogue of the Reference Series Including Temporarily the First Section of the Standard Series (London: Smith, Elder, [1872]), cat. Reference no. 151

    Ruskin, John, ‘The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford: Catalogues, Notes and Instructions’, Edward T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, eds, The Works of John Ruskin: Library Edition, 39 (London: George Allen, 1903-1912), 21, cat. Reference no. 151


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